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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Skye1013 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:46 pm

I've got a beta key if anyone needs one.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Passionario » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:00 am

Thalnos is excellent, but Azure Drakes are also very good.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:42 am

Yes, I do agree they're good. I guess they just don't fit so well in my current deck any more. It's been shifting more aggressive and more into early/mid game. I still play 1 Drake.

Playing a Druid deck at the moment, though. Threw one together this morning without looking at lists or anything for a quest, and decided I liked it. Basically a lot of buffs and taunts, along with some big minions from turn 5+.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:54 am

Mage versus Warrior Arena

I spent FOUR turns at ONE life.
Then won!

No panic. All according to plan!
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:05 pm

Haha. Nice.

My Druid deck doesn't work. Was doing very well in the morning, but when I got back to it this evening I was losing everything. It starts out strong then loses out in the mid game and never catches back up. Druids seem to have a hard time removing enemy minions, anyone else find that?
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Kai » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:43 am

just got double gold card for a 9 win run. not sure why this annoys me so much, but it freaks me out somehow.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Flex » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:01 pm

Sagara wrote:Mage versus Warrior Arena

I spent FOUR turns at ONE life.
Then won!


My best was outlasting a warrior while on my warrior deck, for the daily, his highest was 30 health+12 armor and I was at 9 health. Ended up killing him because I keep an Acidic Ooze in my hand against classes that can play weapons so he only got one turn with his Arcanite Reaper.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:38 am

I've started getting matched up with the same player twice in a row in Ranked. Last night I played a Druid twice in a row, won both. This morning I played the same Priest twice, lost one then won one.

(Damn that Priest was annoying. Long slow games, somehow couldn't seem to counter his high health buffed minions. And Thoughtsteal continues to be a very annoying card.)

Also, I've received a friend request from a name I don't recognise at all. This is the only place I've posted my battle.net tag, so if it's one of you folks, speak up.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:36 am

meh, probably one of those idiotic gold sellers.

They're starting that side too.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Worldie » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:37 am

You can add battletags in wow by just meeting someone now, so can really be anyone.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Aubade » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:48 am

KysenMurrin wrote:I've started getting matched up with the same player twice in a row in Ranked. Last night I played a Druid twice in a row, won both. This morning I played the same Priest twice, lost one then won one.

(Damn that Priest was annoying. Long slow games, somehow couldn't seem to counter his high health buffed minions. And Thoughtsteal continues to be a very annoying card.)

Also, I've received a friend request from a name I don't recognise at all. This is the only place I've posted my battle.net tag, so if it's one of you folks, speak up.



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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:43 pm

So today I'm coming up against nothing but Priests and Druids, and losing to all of them. :/

My daily is "win 7 games", and I'm not getting very far on it.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Andurin » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:16 am

Had quite a fun arena draft. Ended up as a hunter with 4x unleash the hounds and 4x the bird that lets your draw a card when you summon another beast. Now I just gotta check how good those 2 cards combine with the 3 snake traps I drafted ^^' Anyone knows? The buzzard + snake trap = 3 cards?
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Shamora » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:39 am

Andurin wrote:The buzzard + snake trap = 3 cards?


Indeed
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:16 am

Gaaaah. I can't seem to win anything right now. Went 1/3 in Arena last night, lost most of my matches in Ranked. This morning lost 3 consecutive ranked matches.

Worst thing is, people joke all the time about how there's nobody playing Priests at high rank, and yet I keep getting matched with Priests and can't beat a single one of them.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:43 am

Horrible, horrible drafts last night, had to settle on Rogue then Priest for 3/3 and 2/3.

At least some good came out of it:
a) I'm FINALLY out of Gold for a new arena until... I'm done with today's quest :(
b) my packs got me a Tirion \o/
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:16 am

Celebrating being out of gold when I can't earn enough to do arena more than once every few days. Bah.

My luck's turned back round. I fixed my Druid deck, which has become pretty fun to play, and I switched my Mage deck to a very similar one from elsewhere to see if it worked better. Seems it does.

Re: the Druid deck, I'm still debating whether to drop Cenarius for something smaller. I've used it to good effect once or twice, but a lot of the time I hold back.

Might also drop one or both of the "give a minion 2/2 and Taunt" cards. I'm learning buff cards aren't so valuable, after one match where I got two Innervates in my hand early and couldn't recover from it (I now only run 1 Innervate), and another where my opponent had two cards that grant +attack and after 4-5 turns just gave up and buffed my minions rather than drag the fight out. Having too many buff spells in the deck can really kill your game if you draw them instead of minions.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:28 am

KysenMurrin wrote:Might also drop one or both of the "give a minion 2/2 and Taunt" cards. I'm learning buff cards aren't so valuable, after one match where I got two Innervates in my hand early and couldn't recover from it (I now only run 1 Innervate), and another where my opponent had two cards that grant +attack and after 4-5 turns just gave up and buffed my minions rather than drag the fight out. Having too many buff spells in the deck can really kill your game if you draw them instead of minions.


I get you on buff cards - I'm already trying to tighten as much as I can my Pal deck, but between Consec, Equality, LoH, and Avenging Wrath, there's room for at most one buff. At most.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:40 am

I think the weakness of the cards is even more noticable when you have things like Defender of Argus around.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Flex » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:55 am

Paladin buffs are sort of a survival thing. If you can survive the initial rush and buff up something silly like a Silver Hand Recruit, or a stealth minion, with a Kings and a Might you can lay some hurt out quickly. But that also relies on getting a good draw of consecrates, equality, charge cards, etc in your hand early to keep board control neutral to slightly in your favor.

Not sure how viable that is with the current meta but I like it because when it works and you win after being down 30 health to 6 it is pretty awesome.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:03 am

Had a game the other day (I think in arena) where a priest MC'd my 6/5 taunt guy before I got a chance to finish him off with it... so I did what any rational person would do... buffed it up, played the secret that deals damage to them when I take damage... then attacked my own creature (with my equipped weapon). I bet it confused the hell out of them before the secret triggered :lol:.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:56 pm

Weeeeell, constructed has changed a lot in the last couple of weeks... With slow Paladins and Priests and Mage being dominant, there's a crapton of speedy aggro decks of all stripes.

Had to completely review my deck - lots of 2,3,4s with high value and only 3 cards at 6 or more. Had removed Truesilver because 4 weapons, but consider how much of a fight swinger it can be, it'll probably go right back in...
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:26 pm

I like the weapon that gives your creatures +1/+1 when summoned. I generally avoid attacking with that one and just let it pump my other guys. Getting a 2/2 from the paladin power (at a minimum) isn't horrible.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:01 am

I'm rolling with both actually ^^0
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Kai » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:26 am

from what I can see, constructed is dominated by aggressive warlock decks. lots of 1-2 drops and then all the 'value' stuff at 3+, shattered sun, dark iron dwarf, defender, commander plus soul fire. sometimes it runs hellfire or shadowflame, I guess to have an edge in the mirror.
I'm mostly playing rogue or warlock control. the aggressive deck plays more like an arena deck, not much fun. it's good and all, but there's no plan behind it. just drops powerful minions, feels like an aggressive red deck or affinity in magic. never liked these either.
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